Ross-shire residents have made the 100th registration to buy local land under the community right to buy legislation.
Recycling, walking and being more energy efficient top the list of greener resolutions.
Scottish pensioners have banked more than £1.8 million from free benefit checks since April 2007.
Social and medical history of every person whose life is lost to drugs will be recorded in Scotland.
A family affair as Olympic champion Chris Hoy and his mother are honoured.
Improvements to subsidies appeal procedures.
Homecoming 2009 to be central feature of a year that will be an 'enormous challenge' to all Scots.
Scots anthem of international friendship to usher in the New Year.
Over 120 voluntary support groups are to benefit from £1.2 million funding.
People urged to use recycling facilities for their cards.
Alexander Stoddart appointed as Her Majesty's Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland.
Justice Secretary meets new recruits.
Scots abroad will be able to record births, deaths and marriages with the Registrar General for Scotland.
Figures show 71 new school projects completed in 2008.
Health Secretary says 'thank you' to NHS staff.
Further funding for NUS Scotland to extend student exchange programme.
Help for fishermen to meet cost of new conservation measures.
Rural Priorities Fund sparks 'spirit of innovation' - Rural Affairs Secretary.
Winners annnounced from competition to explore how health service might look in 2068.
Early show of interest in Scotland's bid to create world-leading marine energy technology.